Johtoguy, I will double-check, but I think I already changed the preserve settings setting. During this last round of photos I took, I’d close the camera app and lock the phone to save the battery in between stops for pictuers. The first thing I had to do each time I opened the app back up was tap on the icon at the top to make “LIVE OFF” appear, so it kept going back into Live Photo mode when it shut down.
So since I’m on a griping roll about iOS, here’s some more:
- It is nearly impossible to adjust the URL of a website without using an external Bluetooth keyboard. I just cannot get the cursor positioned where I need to with my finger. It likes to activate the select mode or won’t fine-adjust the cursor one character at a time, necessitating having to delete and re-type to get the cursor to the correct spot. If the URL is longer than the field can fit on screen, it won’t scroll over to it. I sometimes have to change the URL to activate certain features for some wikis I manage.
- Scrolling up/down or left/right can only be done when the web page is perfectly still. For example, if you swipe up or down, you have to wait until the scrolling comes to a complete stop before you can move the page left/right. Scrolling a web page on my Android phone seems to be omnidirectional. This becomes important when you have to zoom in in order to read something on the page. I lost track of the number of times I had to re-zoom in/out because because the web browser kept snapping the zoom back to where it was before I tried adjusting it.
- Copy and paste does not seem to always work between apps. Reminds me of how Excel works. If you’ve got a cell tagged for copying and you switch to a different program to do something else, Excel un-selects that cell and erases what’s in the clip board.
- I found a program that will let me copy some things to/from the iPhone without using iTunes, but so far it only handles pictures, videos and music. I wound up having to email a PDF file and an HTML file to my iPhone to get it over there.
- I couldn’t save the files out of the email where I wanted them (no “create new folder” option), so I was stuck dumping them into “Pages”. Then Pages insisted on being the app that opens them, instead of using a web browser or a PDF reader like Acrobat Reader.
- Apparently, Voice Memos will use your physical location as the file name in some cases. Can’t rename them, as far as I can tell.
I’ll say this for my Android phone: When I plug it into a Windows computer, the only extra thing I’ve ever had to do is change the USB connection to the “file transfer” mode. After that, the entire file structure is visible. I can copy/move/delete/rename files as I want to, which means I can do my own backup of my files that doesn’t require a subscription to a cloud service. I can get files to open with the app I want them to, not what the OS manufacturer forces me to use. And the next trip I go on, I’m taking an old Samsung tablet along with me and just using the iPhone as a hotspot.
Steve Jobs used to say, “It just works.” Maybe that’s true if you let Apple decide what you do with your smartphone. But if you want more control over how your data gets to and from the phone, along with what programs you view that data with, for me, “Android just works.”